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Evert Montero Cardenas looks ahead to Juegos Miami Presidency

Evert Montero, non-executive Chairman of Juegos Miami and President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos, sets out the key objectives of this year’s event, why Latin American is a continent full of surprises, and his aspirations for Juegos Miami to become the biggest event in the world.
 
Have you set out any objectives for your term of office as Chairman of Juegos Miami – what do you hope to achieve?

Gambling Business Group and YGAM confirm closer working ties

 

Cross sector industry body, the Gambling Business Group (GBG), has announced a strategic partnership programme with independent charity the Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). The two organisations will collaborate across a range of topics to provide a human context to social responsibility and improve understanding of harm minimisation and how it can be delivered.

US Supreme Court & the New Jersey Sports Betting Case

     Supreme Court Oral Arguments Analyzed by: Professor I Nelson Rose

  "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made."

          Otto von Bismarck

On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the New Jersey sports betting case. Almost every Justice was actively involved in the questioning, which touched upon everything from obscure statutory interpretation to the importance of states not controlled by the federal government.

SMS to Open Opportunities for Gambling Industry

A new report released by Textlocal, one of the UK’s leading SMS platforms, reveals today that mobile gambling is set to revolutionise the industry as operators increasingly embrace the SMS platform to help drive activity and integration.  The report also highlights how an estimated 4m people already use their smartphone to gamble and that that figure is growing by more than 10% year on year.

Bacta President urges regulators to take more progressive approach to responsible gaming entertainment

Leading the sector into his second year at the association helm, Gabi Stergides, National President of Bacta, talks about challenges past and present, and for the future, it’s knowledge that may well be the defining battleground.

Reflecting on 2017, what do you regard as being the high points of your first year as bacta President?

ICE London learning opportunities continue with free to attend seminars

ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK) has underlined its credentials as a centre of learning for the international gaming community with confirmation of the free entry Seminar Programme that will take place both close to the show floor in the South Gallery of the ExCeL Centre, and on the show floor itself. The eight strong seminar programme, which has been curated to complement the pay-to-attend ICE VOX conference stream, covers contemporary issues including Affiliate Marketing, Casino Trends, Diversity in Gaming, Research in Gaming, Gaming Start-Ups, Training, Opportuni

Shaping the future of money at ICE London

Cryptopay MD, Eric Benz is consumed by a desire to ‘shape the future of money.’ A Founding Director of the UK Digital Currency Association, Benz looks ahead to ICE London (6th – 8th February, ExCeL London, UK), where he will be part of the new 4,000sqm section dedicated to the fast moving world of payments
 
ICE London 2018 will comprise over 500 exhibitors from 62 nations occupying a record 43,500sqm of net space. How important is it therefore for Payments to have its own dedicated feature within what is the world’s biggest gaming expo?

M&C Saatchi Board Director to share insights at first ICE VOX eSports Conference

The eSports industry is here and it’s massive. Ahead of his appearance at the ICE VOX eSports Conference (Tuesday 6th February), John Parker, Board Director, M&C Saatchi, shines a light on a phenomenon which is projected to attract bets totalling in excess of $23 billion by 2020.
 
Can eSports really be described as a mainstream activity and what’s the evidence to either confirm or deny?